Audiologist Melissa Wikoff of Peachtree Hearing in East Cobb has been appointed to the board of directors for the American Tinnitus Association.

In addition to doctors, scientists and professionals dedicated to treating tinnitus, the board includes actor William Shatner in an honorary role.

“I am committed to bringing hope, better care and treatment options to those who suffer from tinnitus. It is a great honor to be selected to serve the American Tinnitus Association,” said Wikoff, a member of the 2017 AJT 40 Under 40. “My involvement with the ATA will provide access to experts in the field and more knowledge of tinnitus treatment options to my patients here in Atlanta.”

Tinnitus is a condition in which a person experiences ringing in the ears or other noises when no external noise is present.

Nonprofit Loan Deadline

Private nonprofit organizations face a deadline of Thursday, June 28, to apply for federal Small Business Administration economic injury disaster loans related to losses from Hurricane Irma in September.

The loans are based on an applicant’s financial condition and can be as large as $2 million at an interest rate of 2.5 percent over 30 years. The actual amounts and terms reflect each applicant’s financial condition.

Nonprofits based in 137 Georgia counties — the exceptions are largely west and north of Atlanta — are eligible to apply. More information and application forms are available from sba.gov/disaster or 800-659-2955, or you can apply online at disasterloan.sba.gov.